I am Woman-cat. Hear me roar.
I am a huntress. That’s for sure.
I hunt those mousies all across the yard.
I am Zoe, mighty Zoe. I hunted today and finded big mousies (a rat). I heared rustles in the shrubs and I searched and I pounced. I catches a little one. But before I could eat it, Mommy took it away, but still called me a “Very good kitty.” I is so proud.
And even hid in bushes looking, but didn’t find any thing. He usually finds birdies, but not today. Mommy doesn’t like it when we get birdies and tries to scare them off when we get close.
He finally gave up and went to sleep.
But I looked some more.
And hunted, and crept, and pounced again. Once again, I catched a big, Really big mousie (rat).
Mommy is freaking out by now. But I has it, and it squeals until it doesn’t. I is ready to eat it, but Mommy finds me and takes this one away, too. She finishes killing it with a shovel, and throws it into the trash. I wants to eat it, but she won’t let me. I didn’t like that. But I is Very Proud!
By now, Mommy is swearing she will cut down all the perennials and put down pea gravel in the yard with no plants except in wine barrels. Mommy is really creeped out, but I is So proud. She praises me for my prowess, and calls me “Very, Very Good Kitty!” Why doesn’t she call me “Good Kitty” when I catches a hummingbird?
She is too creeped out to stay on the deck, so she decides to go to a supermarket that is open. Still, she is thankful I catches Big mousies, and that she has such a might huntress (Me).
She finds more to be thankful for when she gets to the supermarket and is able to get sales that take a lot off the bill.
But best of all, she finds a large bill on the floor. It was signed by someone named Benny. Benny is known in our area for going into Fred Meyers and dropping large bills on the floor for people to find. So this was not a lost bill, but one intentionally dropped. Mommy actually saw him drop a bill in someone else’s cart. She told the woman to look in her cart, and she found a large bill, too.
This was a day for us all to be thankful in addition to being thankful for it being Independence Day, even if Mommy wouldn’t let me eat the mousies.